If you have basic crocheting knowledge, you can crochet Peter Pan slippers for yourself or a loved one. Peter Pan style slippers work well for anyone who loves fairies or simply whimsical footwear. Add bells to the toes or heels for added effect, or even trim them with fun fur or decorative ribbon for added pizazz. If you can crochet a square, you can crochet Peter Pan slippers for everyone on your gift list. Make them for a school or home play, or just to play around.
Measure your foot or the foot of the person who will wear the slippers. Measure from the heel to the longest toe to find the length of the foot, then round up to the nearest half-inch.
Crochet a gauge swatch. Using the hook and yarn for your slippers, make 21 chain stitches; single crochet in the second chain from the hook and in each chain across. Chain one, turn your work, and single crochet in each stitch across the row. Repeat this for nine more rows for a total of 10 rows of single crochet stitches. Leave your hook in the work and lay it flat on a table.
Measure your gauge. Use a ruler or tape measure to measure the number of stitches in one horizontal inch of your gauge swatch; for the most accuracy, measure the stitches across 3 inches and divide by three. Measure the number of rows in a vertical inch of your swatch in the same way. Call your horizontal stitches per inch A and your vertical rows per inch B.
Multiply the length of the person's foot by A; this is the number of stitches for your starting chain. Chain this number of stitches plus one, then single crochet in the second chain from the hook and in each consecutive chain across the row.
Chain one, turn your work, and single crochet in every stitch across the row. Repeat this step until your piece is a perfect square, where the height matches the width. Fasten off by making a slip stitch in the last stitch and cutting your working yarn, then pull it through the loop on the hook to remove the hook.
Fold your crocheted square diagonally. Sew one entire side together for the sole of the slipper, then sew up the next side by approximately one-third the height for the back. Fold down the unsewn corners to make the front flaps on the Peter Pan slippers.
If you do not know the person's foot length but you do know the shoe size, consult the foot size chart in the resources.
Tips and warnings
- If you do not know the person's foot length but you do know the shoe size, consult the foot size chart in the resources.